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A close up of French Onion Rounds

French Onion Rounds

French onion soup that you can eat with your hands! Crostini topped with caramelized onions and cheese will be your new FAVORITE appetizer.  Who doesn’t love French onion soup. But when you want that great taste but don’t feel like soup, here’s a great way to get all that rich flavor. Sweet caramelized onions topped […]

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Gruyère Crackers in a bowl

Gruyère Crackers

I love having a simple appetizer that I can take to a party or just eat on the patio with a glass of wine. While my Old Bay Cheese Wafers are awesome, I was looking for something different. I seem to be on gruyère kick lately so a cracker with gruyère was just what I […]

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Savory Thumbprint Cookies on a platter

Savory Thumbprint Cookies

Are you looking for an appetizer to take or serve that will taste fabulous at both the start and end of your party or get together? Look no further, this falls into the “perfect appetizer” category, easy to make ahead and freeze and you just put them out with no re-heating or warming required. Of […]

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Old Bay Cheese Wafers

Old Bay Cheese Wafers

One of my favorite recipes from Dorrie’s Cookies is not what I would consider a cookie at all but a savory cheese wafer made with Old Bay seasoning. I don’t know if all parts of the country are as familiar with Old Bay as we are around here, but this is more common than catsup […]

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Sausage Balls with Almond Flour in a serving dish

Sausage Balls with Almond Flour

One more weekend of March Madness. So many of the games this year have been nail-biters but that doesn’t mean you don’t need some snacks to get you through. These sausage balls are my favorite for breakfast but are also great for game day. Since they’re made with almond flour, they’re low carb and gluten […]

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Spicy Stuffed Dates wrapped in bacon

Spicy Stuffed Dates

March Madness is here! While I enjoy football, having lived in Kentucky growing up, I’m really more of a basketball fan. When Kentucky is playing, my husband likes to watch the games at home, so appetizers are a must. Here’s a quick and easy one that you can eat hot or at room temperature that […]

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Tequila Chicken Wings

Tequila Chicken Wings

While bacon wrapped munchies may be the number one favorite for March Madness, chicken wings are a close second. But of course we can’t just have plain Jane ones, you need to try Tequila Chicken Wings. I used a good quality Tequila so that you really get the flavor from the Tequila without the alcohol. […]

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Pizza Bites

Pizza Bites

We needed a fun appetizer to eat during the finale of The Great British Bake Off. Natalie introduced us to this show this summer and we have become hooked. I don’t watch much TV but this show is really worth your time. While we can’t compete with the crazy complicated concoctions they whip up in […]

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Parmesan Chicken Wings on a platter

Parmesan Chicken Wings

With the long days of summer, we enjoy our Friday nights sitting out on the patio with appetizers. Most of the time, it’s nothing fancy or complicated, but something to nibble on while we enjoy a glass of wine and the company of family and friends. Many times, it’s just cheese and Italian meats from […]

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Jalapeno Chicken Poppers

Jalapeño Chicken Poppers

Time for another appetizer Friday post. We were all together for the weekend but we weren’t sure when everyone would arrive so appetizers were the perfect solution. I assembled these earlier in the day and as we sat out on the patio with cocktails, I put these in the oven. I had some leftover rotisserie […]

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Chicken wrapped in bacon on a plate

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

I’ve been on a mission to make the perfect bacon wrapped chicken bites. Each time I make a batch I’ve changed something, either the seasoning on the outside, the bacon itself or the mixture on the inside. My family has loved all of them and now I finally found the combination that I think is […]

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Smokey Pimento Cheese in a bowl with celery

Smokey Pimento Cheese

It’s Spring and time for Derby and Graduation parties, even though we are supposed to get below freezing this weekend. In the South, you can’t have a Spring-time party without pimento cheese. Whether it’s on biscuits or with fresh veggies, it’s a staple around here. And don’t forget to bring some to your next cook-out, […]

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Potatoes wrapped in bacon on a platter with dip

Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites

We haven’t had an Appetizer Friday for a while, so before Christmas I brought it back and tried out several appetizers for dinner. These stood out head and shoulders above the rest, so much so that I made more to take to a friends house. When something’s wrapped in bacon, it’s hard to go wrong, […]

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Mini appetizers on a platter

Mini Croque-Monsieur

Croque-monsieur is an all time favorite French inspired dish and I couldn’t wait to try this take on a classic. The only problem with a true croque-monsieur is that there is a lot of bread and it’s smothered in a cheesy béchamel sauce. While wonderful, it can be a little heavy and requires a knife […]

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Ten-Minute Tuesday with goat cheese and fig tart. Appetizer or dessert, either way you choose, you'll love the combination of goat cheese and figs |

Goat Cheese and Fig Tart

I’m not sure whether to put this under the appetizer or dessert category. Either way, you can throw this together in less than ten minutes. I had been to the Farmer’s Market and picked up some Goat Lady Cheese. If you don’t live in this area, I hope you have a dairy somewhere close by […]

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Sausage cups on a platter

Sausage Cups

Sometimes on Friday’s we don’t have a traditional dinner but just eat appetizers. It gives me a chance to experiment with a couple of things and if one doesn’t turn out we generally have a couple of fall backs. This week I experimented with a wonderful peach salad and these simple sausage cups that we […]

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Spinach and artichoke dipping a serving dish

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

It’s March Madness and everyone in North Carolina, except the Demon Deacons are pretty happy right now. The Kentucky Wildcats are the only team other then the Deacons that I cheer for, so I’m pretty happy too. If you’re going to spend hours and hours watching basketball, you have to have appetizers that can be […]

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Pimento Goat Cheeese with crackers

Pimento Goat Cheese

A friend commented that there had not been any appetizer posts recently so we went all out last week for Appetizer Friday. All were amazing and will be shared soon. I will start with goat cheese pimento cheese dip. Natalie loves goat cheese and we are blessed with a local dairy, The Goat Lady Dairy, […]

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